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20 jQuery Audio and Video Plugins

There are numerous jQuery plugins for media available online however; finding the perfect one or the best ones can be a daunting task. Having options is good but having too many options can get confusing. In order to ease things for you, we will be bringing you a great collection of 20 jQuery Audio and Video Plugins. I am sure most of you are aware that jQuery is basically a small yet fast JavaScript library, which is designed to make things a lot simpler. In past two years, enormous growth has been witnessed in jQuery and frontend developers are very happy with it.

The collection that we are sharing with you is hand-picked and contains some of the best jQuery plugins for media. All developers should definitely take a look at these to find out what can be implemented in their next project. Since the digital media is growing enormously, we should expect a release of some great plug-ins in near future. Let’s take a look the collection.

Blueimp Gallery:

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1. Blueimp Gallery

Blueimp gallery is designed for mobile devices as well as desktop browsers. It is basically a customized video and image gallery which supports touch feature and is responsive as well. Other features include transition effects, full-screen support and a lot more.

YoutubeTV:

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2. YoutubeTV

I personally love this one as it is small library that caters specifically YouTube so users can have their own playlist. It offers some great features such as auto play and is library independent. Explore and find out some great features of YoutubeTV.

Osvaldas:

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3. Osvaldas

This jQuery plugin can be easily manipulated according to your own choice and works as any other default player.

Shadowbox:

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4. Shadowbox

Shadowbox is a great plugin and is a perfect web-based media viewer app and the best part is that it supports entire list of media publishing formats. This app can be customized way too easily.

Jplayer:

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5. Jplayer

This is great addition in the list of free and OpenSource media libraries. With this plugin, you can easily intertwine audio/video within your web pages.

Video.js:

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Video.js-HTML5-and-Flash-Video-Player

If you want to build or work on HTML5 video, video.js is meant to make things a lot easier for you. You will get added benefits such as full-screen and also will be able to see subtitles.

ILightBox:

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7. ILightBox

If you are looking to build exquisite responsive overlay windows, ILightBox is perfect for you. It offers you friendly API and a wide variety of beautiful skins. It supports all browsers and Android.

IView Slider:

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iView-Slider-Responsive-Slider-jQuery-Plugin

This is basically an image slider designed with jQuery and also displays animated captions. The layout is obviously responsive and the best part is that you can add as many images and captions as you want. You can use it for presentations and banner ads.

Webdesign Tutsplus:

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webdesign-tutsplus-Skin-Orman-Clark’s-Video-Interface-Using-jPlayer-and-CSS

This can be a great demo if you are looking to build a video player interface. Here, we will be following Orman clark’s premium pixel design and let me tell you, it will be a great fun.

Flat UI Free:

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Flat-UI-Free-PSD&HTML-User-Interface-Kit

This is a great flat-style made according to the base of Twitter Bootstrap. The best thing is that all designers gets a PSD version along with the kit. You will find a lot of easy and at the same time a bit complex components but all is going to help you. It offers a wide variety of stylish and colorful icons.

Last.FM:

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Last.FM-for-jQuery

This one is my personal favorite as it can help in tracking your few last played songs from Last.FM APIs. Soon they will be launching additional features which will help you in tracking your favorite and most listened songs.

MaxImage 2.0:

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MaxImage-20-jQuery-Cycle-plugin-as-Fullscreen-Background-Slideshow

It allows you to view a slideshow on full screen and supports all sorts of transitions, which is great.

Mediaelement.js:

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mediaelementjs-HTML5-audio-and-video-players

It does not offer latest browsers an HTML5; instead it allows users to upgrade with custom flash and Silverlight plugins. Once this plugin is installed, you’ll see the magic happen as it will support all browsers.

Youmax 1.0:

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Youmax-jQuery-plugin-Show-complete-Youtube-channel-on-your-website

This can prove to be a lot beneficial because with this, you can have your own Youtube on your website because it works just like that. Other users can view your uploaded files and you can display your playlist and a lot more.

Bootstrap Video Player jQuery plugin:

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Bootstrap-Video-Player-jQuery-Plugin

This is actually based on Bootstrap UI and is highly customizable. It enables you to auto play a song of your choice, shows progress bar, shows video timer and volume bar. There a lot of other features included as well.

JWeb Audio:

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jWebAudio-jQuery-Web-Audio-library-for-games

Controlling your audio just gets easier, thanks to JwebAudio. It basically helps users in controlling the sounds of web games. Also, adding sound effects with the help of JWebAudio is very easy. You can even add 3D sound effects.

J-media element HTML5 Video player:

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This a jQuery based plugin and this element is basically a multimedia framework. It allows you to embed multi-media content in a great way.

JW Player:

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JW-Player-JavaScript--HTML5-&-Flash-Video-Player

This is by far the most famous video player available in the web world. This player is being used by more than 2 million sites. This is fully customizable and extensible. This is a must have.

jQuery Multimedia Portfolio:

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jQuery-Multimedia-Portfolio

This is a simple one yet effective. This allows automatic detection of the media player being used and will apply the adapted player.

jQuery Multimedia Portfolio 2:

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jQuery-Multimedia-Portfolio-2

This jQuery plugin is for unremarkable, manageable and malleable multi-media embedding.

Conclusion:

Above mentioned jQuery plugins for Media can make ever developer’s life easier. As a developer, the plug-in that you think suits your requirement, opt for it. I am sure you will not regret using these plug-ins. Also, if there are any other plugins that can be used for media, do share with us. For now, make life simpler and enjoy these plugins.

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